Word is out on the street that Nokia has placed orders for Intel Atom based netbooks and Qualcomm Snapdragon based smartbooks at Taiwanese OEM firms Compal and Quanta. These new portable machines will reportedly be available as early as Q3 2009.
Nokia have reportedly ordered netbook computers from OEM firms Compal and Quanta, according to the Commercial Times as quoted by Bloomberg. While the source of the information was unclear, Nokia have seemingly ordered both Intel Atom-based netbooks and Qualcomm Snapdragon based smartbooks. The Atom netbooks may ship as early as Q3.
This comes as something of a surprise – or at least it may do to Intel – as earlier this week Nokia announced they would be working with Intel to collaborate on mobile platforms, including Maemo and Moblin, and connected ultraportable devices.